In December the Russian Post issues a traditional postage stamp dedicated to the New Year.
Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) - one of the main symbols of Christmas and the beloved fairy tale personage - is depicted on this new Russian stamp. Every year, he receives hundreds thousands of letters from Russian children.
The image of Ded Moroz has been forming for hundreds of years - every epoch brought in his character and appearance more and more traits. In the modern idea he is a kind fresh-faced old man with a thick beard wearing felt boots, long coat, mittens and hat, wishing to everyone a Happy New Year and giving to children long-awaited gifts.